Skip to main content

tv   News  Al Jazeera  April 17, 2014 1:00pm-1:31pm EDT

1:00 pm wel america.l jazeera these are the stories we are following for you. vladimir putin words over ukraine to the air waves of russia. telling the audience what he did and what he might do next. and two horrible stories about teenagers one in nigeria, where they can't seem to determine how many girls were kidnapped from a local high school. there are fears that the government is not being honest and hundreds of high school students may be dead after a ferry capsized.
1:01 pm
the war of wars over the crisis in ukraine. there are now talk of a deal. russian foreign minister just announcing that he and western powers have a compromise that could end the crisis. prorecess tors in eggs change for amnesty, and monitors will be sent in. >> we agreed the first steps for the deescalation both sides have to avoided the threats. provocation actions. >> we agreed today that all illegal armed groups must be disarmed. that all illegally seized buildings must be
1:02 pm
returned and all illegally occupied streets, squares, and other public places in ukrainian cities and towns, must be vacated. >> and we want to take you live right now to geneva switzerland. that was reached just moments ago. entities that have an ability to make a difference, or all the entities will respond. russia has an enormous ability to impact that, and the government of ukraine has an ability to effort it. so the degree that both can take steps her that can help to provide steps to take further steps that's what we are encouraging. did the talk today and the agreement make any progress to find a compromise between kiev and moscow, and how much
1:03 pm
atonmy the eastern ukraine should have? >> well, let me say, and kathy can obviously explain here too. we were both very impressed by prime minister's definition of what he has prepared to do. the government is prepared to do which is quite extensive, and they have layed down their own vision of our economy, which includes election of local officials, election of the governors, election and management of the budget, to a large measure, to the largest measure. management of education, other functions of governments. really reserving the federal government the principle initiatives of defense, justice, and foreign policy. it's, trafficly, far more
1:04 pm
extensive an offer of awe ton my than anything that exists in russia. and so i think that we were impressed by it, and they are committed to it, and their constitutional process will now open up significantly, in an effort to bring all of the political players in ukraine together. >> the whole process of reform. meetings, opportunities, to receive ideas from different parts of the country, for people to have a genuine debate about what kind of country they want to live in. and how pharr they want centralization and decentralization. >> we apologize for the camera problems in geneva, off to the right of the secretary's left, that is the e.u. foreign secretary, there we go, and she is the one speaking. i will let you see and
1:05 pm
hear her now. i think we want to support that in every possible way. >> thank you very much. we understand you correctly that any and all sanctions. ukraine being able to offer, aren't you concerned that russia has carved out mechanism nor influence in ukraine without even having to launch over military
1:06 pm
invasion vladimir putin said today he hopes he doesn't have to demonstrate his right to take military intervention there. well, first of all, we would contest the motion of the right to do so, and we do. and we obviously differ over the exercise of that so called right with respect to crimea, which we believe was taken illegally. against the constitution of ukraine. as well as against the standards of international law. so we begin with a difference there. with that said, let me make it clear that what has been promised by the government the interim government of ukraine is promised way before any of these exercises by russia took place.
1:07 pm
almost immediately they increased aton my. and the reason is he was sensitive to, and aware of the fractures within the social fabric, and the differences of representation, and the complaints that have existed for some period of time. and the change of the government. so i just -- i don't think that -- i think the premise of the question is incorrect, that this is happened because of russia's pressure. this has happened because this is something that the moment crimea took place, they made clear they cared about, they thought it was important, and they thought represent add better way to manage the differences of background, history, culture, and other things that have been reflected
1:08 pm
in the politics of ukraine for some period of time. but still respect the passions and differences that exist in the constituencies of ukraine. and init's an act of -- it is a visionary act. it is courageous act. and i think it does offer the best prospect going forward for a strong and united sovereign ukraine, in which all people feel proud to be ukrainian, but at the same time, feel like they are day-to-day lives are reflected in a way they want them to be. >> the timeframe right now, as i said earlier, we expect in the next few kays over the course of this weekend, and the earliest part of next
1:09 pm
week, some of these steps need to begin to be seen. they don't all have to be accomplished by then, but if there's a clear indication, that this is moving in the right direction, then the president will -- our president, will make his decision, and the leaders in europe will make their decisions. obviously in consultation with each other. final the gentlemen in the third war. >> thank you. i'm amazed up until the last answer, that we haven't heard the word crimea at all today. can i confirm that the west has given up on crimea, and deescalation of sanctions has nothing to do with crimea, it is the south and east of the remaining. >> no you cannot confirm that, and i am amazed you gave that answer. maybe it is a question
1:10 pm
you had to ask, despite my prior answer you asked it anyway. i said very clearly we differ on crimea. and i said we disagree on the basis as well as on international law. i just said it. in addition to that, the fact is that we just sanctioned them two days ago, i believe, on the issue of crimea. so the fact is that we have made it crystal clear, that mrs. a significant difference. we have not given up, but today we came here to get something done to reduce the violence, reduce the potential for a complete and total immotion, and to try to move away from what is a spiraling downward confrontation that takes nobody to a great place. and our hope is that we have opened up the opportunity to be able so do that.
1:11 pm
but no, nobody has left behind the issue of eye mia, which remains as differentiated today as it was in the day we first raised the issue and put the sanctions in place. i meant the whole country. i didn't think we needed to spell out where we stand on that. the measures we have taken equally remain. >> thank you, all very much, thank you. >> you have been listening to a joint news conference. and kathryn ashton of the e.u. it comes amido the breaking news what may be a final solution to what has been an impasse in ukraine. that impass reaching a point where there were fears just yesterday, that we could be seeing a country on the brink of civil war. the secretary saying that
1:12 pm
protestors have now agreed to leave the buildings that they occupied. in exchange for amnesty and government monitors coming in from the union. all of this coming after tensions there once again turned violent, and the east prorussian demonstrators trying to seize a base, three people there were killed 13 more wounded. dozens were arrested and troops continuing an anti-terror campaign, frying to remove those separatist. meanwhile, russia's president as we mentioned, putting on a marathon performance today, participating for hours this morning on a live call in show, that part of the story from moscow. >> for our question and answer session with the
1:13 pm
russian people. >> i can remind you the federation council, would like to use armed forces in ukraine. i hope i will not have to use that right, and we will be able to solve these issues by political and diplomatic means. this is an event that plays well as home. which impose sanctions on russia over it's actions in ukraine. can a compromise be found between the united states and russia? the compromise must be found not between third par city players but between different forces within ukraine itself. this is the key point.
1:14 pm
i hope he said i don't have to use that permission. but if there was any caller likely to aggravate the americans it was this one. >> former u.s. spy contractor, having his first known public conversation with vladimir putin. >> does russia intercept store or analyze any way the communications of millions of individuals? >> mr. snowden, you are a tommer agent, in the past i have something to do with intelligence. sew with will talk between ourselves as professionals. >> putin's refuse toll to hand other snowden severely strained ties with the united states, and with the deadlock
1:15 pm
only getting worse that relationship is unlikely to improve. al jazeera, moscow. >> there is much more still ahead, including tragedies including teenagers in nigeria and south korea, you are watching al jazeera america. workers in greece delay your retirement? i'm here to make the connections to your money real. well it's official...
1:16 pm
xfinity watchathon week was the biggest week in television history. but just when you thought it was over... what now? with xfinity on demand you can always watch the latest episodes of tv's hottest shows. good news. like hannibal... chicago fire.... ...and bates motel. the day after they air. xfinity on demand. all the latest episodes. all included with your service. it's like hi-fiving your eyeballs. xfinity...the future of awesome. al jazeera america gives you the total news experience anytime, anywhere. more on every screen. digital, mobile, social. visit follow @ajam on twitter. and like aljazeera america on facebook for more stories, more access, more conversations. so you don't just stay on top of the news, go deeper and get more perspectives on every issue.
1:17 pm
al jazeera america. stories involvingng three teenagers. in south korea, parents of the missing passenger saying not enough is being done to find marry loved ones. state media now reporting that 20 bodies have been recovered. but more than 200 others are still missing. most of those passengers were high school students and there are fear fears tt some of those students may still be trapped. day two of this operation, but for all the boats and helicopters for all the divers just
1:18 pm
getting access, let alone locating anyone inside remains an enormous challenge. fast swirling currents has made for slow progress, something the president expressed concerned about. for other parents gathers the audio was only becoming more grueling. you are just repeating what they are saying on the news. they say there have been two few guides but time is running out for their children. frustration fueled by unverified reports of text messages and facebook posts coming from inside the ferry. >> we think 60 to 70 people are still alive, but when we talk to them, they just worry about whose job it is, they keep passing it on to somebody else. >> they concluded that the text messages have been faked they promised to track down and punish those responsible.
1:19 pm
>> many of the parents on this dock, stood vigil, and now through another long awful day, what they want of course, is what so is far authorities haven't been able to provide them, some real news of the fate of their loved ones. >> some more details have emerged. coast guard officials saying a deviation from the government recommended rout might have contributed to the sinking, also noting a sharp turn made by the vessel just before it got into trouble. investigates want to know why passengers were told to stay onboard, and why only one of the ferries lifeboats had been deployed. back at the port, schools of parents were returned from a trip at sea themselves the huge response to a national tragedy, made up of hundreds of individual ones. and there is this horrible story, we
1:20 pm
reported 129 girls were kidnapped from their school in the north. here is the problem, the military saying the girls have been rescued but their parents have said they have not seen their children. the latest. >> the confusion about the whereabouts of the girls the fact that the military authorities here in the capitol have not released any information or details to the public or to the media, about how the rescue operation in which they claim they freed more than 100 of the kidnaps girled was juken taken. this has been exacerbated by the fact that we have getting information that the parents and families of these girls still claim some of them are missing. one parent said that at least 100 girls were still missing, the state governor in the area where the girls were kidnapped said only 14 of the girls managed to escape. and on top of that, it is impossible to independently verify what the security is saying.
1:21 pm
on the other hand, the government are standing behind the military, that the girls have been rescued the minister of planning gave an interview to al jazeera in which he reconfirmed the rescue operation took place, and that there was an on going operation to try to relieve eight girls that are still held captive. again, nobody has claimed responsible for this attack and for these abductions but it looks like the work. the good has behind so many attacks and of islamic law imposed throughout the country. reporting from nigeria, and there is a disturbing story in kentucky. suicide is the third leading cause of death between the ages of ten and 24, and that's why you see so many public announcements like this. >> in kentucky, i all of
1:22 pm
the efforts to prevent the worse from happening seem do have failed. posting her suicide note on line, thousands watched her goodbye, which we won't show you, but we will talk about it. dr. bethany marshal is an analyst. dr. marshal, thank you for being with us. >> thank you, nice to be here. >> thousands ofen pas watching how do they know their teen may be suicidal. >> it is tragic, because exposure to the behavior of others is one of the ed looing risk factors for suicide isty among teens can is why it is important that we are talking about this. be uh the risk factors are self-loathing, your teen starts to say everybody has been invited to the party but
1:23 pm
me. depression, the signs of depression, are disruptions in sleep, appetite, and concentration. depression followed by a burst of energy. it takes an enormous amount of energy to terminate one's own life, so it is when the teen is actually feeling better that they finally determine to do it. parents will often say she maz been depressed for months but she has been cheer nfl the last few months. she has given a pair of earrings to a friend, but it is when they are energetic that there is the greatest risk, self-mutilation, writing notes to others and then psychiatric issues and substance abuse. >> but here is is the problem. i am a father who helped raise two with tea party daughters and if i know anything to be true, it is that they don't no talk to their parents and they do not seem sometimes to be what most people would be considered to be normal, so how do you dell they
1:24 pm
have reached that point? >> first of all, you deserve a medal. secondly, it is very hard to determine the signs because of the hormonal changes with teens and personality shifts it is difficult to make a full assessment. i would say when they have a dark mood accompanied by loss ofabilityivity in their relationship with with the parent, and it seems intractable. in other words it is not getting better, what you need to do is send them for aphemia recessment, and always always appoint a person outside the family that they can talk to, besides their own parents. but dell, they almost always write about it. there's always a -- >> are you saying we as parenting should feel free to go in and read their diaries, taking a look at their facebook pages and snoop? is. >> yes. you need to monitor everything. the safety of the child is much more important than the privacy of a child.
1:25 pm
there's a difference between privacy and secrecy. sy creditsy, is when a bad thing is growing in the dark, and you feel it brewing and when you have that parental intuition, yes, you should always check. suicide is very important, as you just sited it is the third leading cause of death among young people ages ten to 24, it is better to be alarmed and to snoop, than to ignore and it not make that full assessment. >> so well put. dr. marshal, thank you for being with us. dr. bethany marshal from los angeles, thank you. and in all of the sadness we have been reported about today, there was one -- a ten month old baby, after that bus bomb in nigeria's capitol will be reuninated with her mother. only being treated what you see her, a swollen eye. 75 people there were killed, the baby will be visiting her mother in the hospital who was
1:26 pm
critically wounded in that attack. the headlines when we come right back.
1:27 pm
headlines this hour. world leaders say they
1:28 pm
have agreed to a diplomatic way out of the crisis in ukraine. the secretary of state saying all armed routs laying down their weapons. vladimir putin holding a call in program today. for the first time admitting that p toos were in crimea. they also wouldn't rule out any further involvement in the eastern part of ukraine. well, it's shaping you can to be a lovely day across the majority of the east coast. and that's going to aid in the development of some thunderstorms. some of those being very strong. later on in the afternoon, with the heating of the day, does subside. now we are looking at pop up showers and thunderstorms. as far north as lauderdale. two to foyer inches southern georgia on into
1:29 pm
northern georgia. locally from the rain to the snow, the snow is winding down across michigan. right on into ontario, and the cold air is pushing in right behind this system, how cold, well, it feels like 21 degrees in minneapolis right now, but those winds pushing in out of the north and the west, 25, back into bismark, well below where we should be at this time of the year, now, across the pacific northwest, we have a steady stream pushing in, along portions of, i five from washington down into north, and western patters of oregon will continue to deal with that through the day, temperature wise, temperatures are normal from san francisco, down into los angeles, so they are climbing to a high of 72 degrees 64 in atlanta today, 73 into houston. temperatures are rapidly rebounding so comfortable just this bass weekend, 55 in philadelphia today, 50-degrees in new york city, by the weekend, we
1:30 pm
will be back in the 60's, back to you. >> and thank you for watching al jazeera america, talk to al jazeera is next, and a reminder you can always get the latest news headlines by checking us out 24 hour as day at [ ♪ music ] . >> kids, until they go to school learning. >> creativity and education expert sir ken robinson says we have to reengineer our way we tech our students. ken robinson said we have to recognise their talents. something.